2011 MLB Trade Rumors: Texas Rangers Targeting Yu Darvish, May Target Matt Garza

According to FOXSports' Ken Rosenthal, the Texas Rangers may turn their attention soon to Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. The Rangers -- as well as the Cubs -- are currently pursuing Japaneses free agent Yu Darvish.

Possibly the best pitcher to come from Japan in baseball history, the 25-year-old Darvish has drawn considerable attention from many MLB clubs, and recent rumors have suggested the Toronto Blue Jays potentially won the blind auction for Darvish's negotiation rights. The Rangers hope to get Darvish, but Rosenthal reports they may choose to pursue Garza if they cannot get Darvish.

The Cubs acquired Matt Garza during the 2010 offseason, trading a cavalcade of prospects to the Tampa Bay Rays for the right hander. Garza proceeded to have an excellent season, pitching 198 innings of 3.32 ERA, 2.95 FIP ball.

For more on the MLB Hot Stove, tune in to MLB Daily Dish. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more updates on the Cubs, White Sox and all other matters Chicago sports related.

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